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Visual PlateoNIGHT
04/04/2017

Party for Ben: PlateoNIGHT

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Charlotte Degueldre

On Friday (21st April) from 7-11pm it’s PlateoNIGHT at the Museum!

De Dendermonde Mammoth gets a makeover. The skeleton belongs to the collections of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, and is in the Vleeshuismuseum of Dendermonde since 1975. (Photo: Anthonie Hellemond)
20/03/2017

The Dendermonde Mammoth Gets a Makeover

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Reinout Verbeke

Pyrite threatened a palaeontological treasure: the mammoth of Dendermonde, part of our collection. Museum employees and volunteers came together to restore the skeleton.

Overview of the prepared bones. The skull is a cast. (photo: Thierry Hubin - RBINS)
06/10/2016

Plateosaurus update: a 3D puzzle for experts!

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Jonas Van Boxel

Our technicians are making great progress on the preparation of our very own Plateosaurus skeleton. Since the arrival the extraordinary specimen in May, one third of the bones have been prepared for display.

 Picture of a Storena formosa specimen with exposure of both 2 flashes and 2 UV lights of 395 nm. (photo: Jonathan Brecko)
26/08/2016

UV Light Reveals Invisible Beauty in Natural History Collections

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Jonas Van Boxel

A team from our Institute has studied the use of UV light in the digitization of natural history collections. UV light reveals fluorescent parts of specimens.

The different modifications: the femur left shows percussion pits and a percussion notch and the femur right shows cutmarks. Femur right also shows retouching marks left from its use to retouch the edges of stone tools. (Photo: RBINS)
06/07/2016

Belgian Neanderthals Were Cannibals

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Reinout Verbeke

Neandertals that lived near the Belgian caverns of Goyet were cannibals. Several bones show cut marks and percussion marks. It is the first evidence of Neandertal cannibalism in northern Europe.

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